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Wikis in ELT

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  • 1. WIKIS UNIVERSIDAD CENTRAL DE VENEZUELA FACULTAD DE HUMANIDADES Y EDUCACIÓN MAESTRÍA EN INGLÉS COMO LENGUA EXTRANJERA October 20, 2009 Evelyn Izquierdo ICT in ELT course facilitator [email_address]
  • 2. Agenda
    • Defining what a wiki is
    • Knowing its different educational uses
    • Knowing different Wiki hosts
    • Seeing some wiki samples
    • Creating a wiki
    • Setting up an ESL/EFL/ESP activity in your new wiki
    • Inviting colleagues and students to visit your wiki
  • 3. What is a Wiki? http:// www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id =20514
  • 4. A Wiki is…
    • A versatile Web 2.0 tool. It is an interactive and dynamic Website with pages that anyone can create, edit and contribute to. You can include texts, photos, videos, polls, gadgets or widgets and more. 
    Web 2.0
  • 5. What is it for? In education, a wiki can be used for…
    • Course syllabus 
    • Seminar/course content
    • Course projects
    • Projects for kids
    • Institutional Web sites
    • Forum - Discussions - Social networks
    • Events
    • Workshops
    • Online presentations
    • A resource for teaching and learning
  • 6. Why a wiki? is free is easy to create is friendly has public or private access improves communication and interaction encourages students/readers participation promotes collaborative work facilitates course/peer/group projects provides a space for sharing resource materials improves student/student and teacher/students relationships develops creativity allows editions provides different editing tools and templates allows to add multiple Web applications is fun Because…
  • 7. Where can I create a wiki? Here are some wiki hosts…
  • 8. A wiki on Wetpaint
  • 9. A wiki on PBworks
  • 10. A wiki on Wikispaces
  • 11. 10 Top Wiki sites Source: http://lists.econsultant.com/top-best-wikis-websites.html
    • 01.  Wikipedia
    • 02.  wikiHow
    • 03.  Wikibooks
    • 04.  Wikinews
    • 05.  Wetpaint
    • 06.  Wikitravel
    • 07.  WikiHealth
    • 08.  ProductWIki
    • 09.  DIY Bookbinding
    • 10.  WikiFAQ
  • 12. Some educational wiki samples
    • Course syllabus
    •   http://6thgrade-07.pbwiki.com/
    • Seminar content
    • http://web2meltingpot.wikispaces.com/
    •   Course projects
    • http://annualcourse2007-2008.wetpaint.com/
    • http://ingles2componentedocente2007.wetpaint.com/
    • Projects for kids
    • http://lcb-childrenandjuniors-students.pbwiki.com/BreakfastShow
    • http://lcb-childrenandjuniors-students.pbwiki.com/Toy+Story+by+Children+1
  • 13. … Some educational wiki samples
    • Organizations' dynamic and interactive Web sites
    • http:// avealmec.pbwiki.com /FrontPage
    •   Forum - Discussions -Social network:
    • http://episteme.wetpaint.com/
    • http://webheadsatwc3.wetpaint.com/
    •   Events
    •   http://usb-avealmec.pbwiki.com/
    • http:// ictforeflteacher.wetpaint.com /  
    •   Online presentations
    • http://workshops4teflt.wikispaces.com/http://dafnegonzalez.com/langl/wiki-workshop.htm
    • A resource for teaching and learning
    • http:// theconnectedclassroom.wikispaces.com /  
  • 14. Now, let’s work! Image: http://www.ikiw.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/working-the-wiki-way.jpg
  • 15. Create an account on Wetpaint
  • 16. Then, choose a template
  • 17. Update your profile
  • 18. Invite your students, colleagues and friends to collaborate.
  • 19. References
    • Further reading:
    • The Centre for educational technologies. Wikis. [On line]. Available at http://cet.emory.edu/cet/wikis.cfm
    • What is a wiki. [On line]. Available at: http:// www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title = What_is_a_Wiki
    • Maestros del Web. ¿Qué es un wiki? [En línea]. Available at: http:// www.maestrosdelweb.com/editorial/queeswiki /
    • Top 28 wiki sites. http://lists.econsultant.com/top-best-wikis-websites.html
    • Wikis:
    • Wikieducator: http:// wikieducator.org/Main_Page
    • .
    • Images:
    • http://www.dogbitelaw.wikispaces.net/file/view/hands.jpg/34227495
    • http://cet.emory.edu/images/wikipedia.jpg
    • http://www.ikiw.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/working-the-wiki-way.jpg
    • Video:
    • http:// www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id =20514
  • 20. Thank you very much!

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